Vince Giannini, the former VP-GM of Tribune’s WPHL Philadelphia, is promoted to SVP-GM and also adds responsibility for the group’s WDCW Washington.
ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) is adding newscasts, on both WPVI and on Tribune’s MNT affiliate WPHL. Starting Sept. 8, WPVI’s Action News at Noon grows to one hour. The move is part of a new afternoon lineup. Following Action News, The Chew remains in the same timeslot. Then at 2 p.m., it’s Who Wants […]
The longer local newscast produced by WPVI Philadelphia will begin airing seven days a week starting Sept. 8.
To reap all it can from political advertisers this year, Tribune’s WPHL appoints Kristin Long to handle the category. Replacing her as GSM is Dave Yost.
Affected are WPIX New York; WPHL Philadelphia; KWGN Denver; and WCCT Hartford, Conn. The cable operator accuses Tribune of demanding fees that are too high because of its parent company’s financial woes, but Tribune says it’s asking for “less than a penny a day per subscriber.”